Racism

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Stop Telling Black People the Mummers Parade Is Racist. Do Something About It.

Conversations surrounding blackface and the Mummers should feel like déjà vu to everyone by now. Last year, there was much outrage after the Mayor’s Office […]

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When It Comes to City Contracts in Philly, White Privilege Wins

A report released on Wednesday by the City Controller’s office reveals that the Kenney administration has a double standard when it comes to penalizing government […]

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If Christine Coulter Had Been Photographed Wearing a Swastika, She Would Have Resigned Already

On Tuesday afternoon, acting Philadelphia police commissioner Christine Coulter proved herself to be the very problem she’s now in charge of solving. During a City […]

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Philly Old Navy Employees Claim White Workers Were Bused In for “Queer Eye” Taping

Three employees of color at the Old Navy in Center City claim that they and other black and brown co-workers were told to keep out […]

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Clarkville “Silent Protest” Is a Textbook Example of How Not to Be a White Ally

Clarkville, a pizzeria in West Philly, and nearby bar Local 44 were recently faced with a series of staff protests and a subsequent mass resignation […]

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Of Course Penn Is Complicit in Amy Wax’s Racism. Of Course Penn Should Fire Her.

In 2017, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax co-wrote a controversial op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer suggesting that America’s social and political problems are […]

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Why Should Philly Cops Who Made Racist Facebook Posts Get a Second Chance?

Last Friday, more than 150 community members rallied at Philadelphia Police Department headquarters to protest more than 300 officers who had just been exposed as […]

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Vanguard Charitable Has a Hate Group Problem

If you’re the kind of person who is still depriving yourself of Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwiches because of the 2012 gay marriage flap involving the […]

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After Latest Mummers Controversy, Kenney Has to Pick a Side on Racism

New Year’s Day was confirmation that Philadelphia is still a racist city that revels in its polarization. The Mummers Parade, the predominantly white cultural phenomenon […]

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Mummer Accused of Playing Jay-Z in Blackface Is, in Fact, Black

On Tuesday, as the Mummers Parade festivities were moving from your television screen to drunken celebrations down on Two Street, a scandal began unfolding involving […]

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White Allies, the “We the People Rally” Is Your Time to Put Up or Shut Up

Political ideologies are expected to clash when the controversial “We The People Rally” hits Independence Mall on Saturday. The organizers have asserted that “too many times our […]

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This Man Says Memories in Margate Wouldn’t Let Him In Because He’s Black

Like many of us, Northern Liberties resident Ron Boykin was at the Jersey Shore last weekend, hanging out with his friends. They decided to stop […]

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Schools, Stop Removing the Names of Racists From Your Campuses

Last week, after Bryn Mawr College decided to rename some of its spaces that were named for one of its founders, a white supremacist, Philly […]

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Bryn Mawr to Scale Back on References to Founder With Racist Views

Bryn Mawr College will move forward with a plan to reduce references on its campus to M. Carey Thomas, a founder of the college who […]

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The Real Trouble With Trigger Warnings

Trigger warning: The op-ed you’re about to read might make you feel uncomfortable about your privilege, upset at the troublesome society we live in, and […]